Since 1999, the #1 Motorcycling Resource for Women and the Men Who Ride with Them

Follow WRN on Facebook Follow WRN on Twitter Follow WRN on Pinterest Follow WRN on Instagram
Women Riders Now - Motorcycling Lifestyle. Women. Men. Men Riding with Women.

Since 1999, the #1 Motorcycling Magazine for Women and the Men Who Ride with Them









Lightweight bags that strap securely to your leg for on and off the bike

Leave your purse at home, even without motorcycle luggage

By Tricia Szulewski, Editor
8/10/2020

Lightweight bags that strap securely to your leg for on and off the bike gosia
My beautiful friend Gosia demonstrates how the Legend Gear leg bag and holster looks when riding her Ducati Scrambler. She usually uses a backpack to bring items along but with this bag she doesn’t need to.

What do you do with your wallet, keys, phone, and small items that you like to bring along while riding if you don't want to use motorcycle luggage? I always try to stuff the pockets of my riding jacket, but most jackets don’t offer enough room for everything I want to bring along. That’s why I was excited to find SW-MOTECH’s Legend Gear leg bags.

With the Legend Gear leg bag system you can carry small important items on your body so when you get off the bike to gas up, eat, or take a break, it all stays with you. The black/brown waxed canvas/synthetic leather bag is a cool retro style and uses the flexible and secure M.O.L.L.E. system found on the toughest military-spec gear. The leg bag set costs $58.95 and comes with the LA8 bag and an adjustable LA7 holster.

Lightweight bags that strap securely to your leg for on and off the bike sw-motech legend gear parts
The leg bag set comes with the bag that measures 7.7 x 5.1 x 2 inches, waterproof cover, and two piece LA7 holster (one strap goes around the leg, the other around the waist). We also ordered the LA1 accessory bag (far right) to test.

Lightweight bags that strap securely to your leg for on and off the bike sw-motech legend gear molle
To attach the bag to the leg holster using the M.O.L.L.E. system (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment), you alternate guiding the bag straps through the webbing on the holster. I was skeptical about how strong this system would be because it’s so simple and lightweight, but it works so well I couldn’t even pull the items apart!

M.O.L.L.E. is commonly used by the U.S. military, along with other members of the armed forces, law enforcement, firefighters, and we see it being used more lately on adventure gear. Simply put, M.O.L.L.E. describes gear layered with rows and columns of webbing, allowing the gear the flexibility to work for specific and variable purposes.

Lightweight bags that strap securely to your leg for on and off the bike sw-motech legend gear la1
Gosia and I attached the LA1 accessory bag to the main bag using the same method described above and were pleasantly surprised at how strong the M.O.L.L.E. connection is. With this $25.95 add-on bag, you can bring along a little more or attach it to the harness and use it instead of the other bag.

Lightweight bags that strap securely to your leg for on and off the bike sw-motech legend gear accessory
The accessory bag is just the right size to fit my Wiley X sunglass case.

Lightweight bags that strap securely to your leg for on and off the bike sw-motech legend gear interior pockets
The main bag will hold 1.3 liters and has multiple pockets and compartments to keep it all organized. We added wraparound sunglasses, tools, pens, and more with lots of room to spare.

To give a good test of the leg bag, I stuffed my Panasonic Lumix G85 mirrorless camera in it, strapped it on my leg, and went for a long ride. On the leg is a great place to store a camera or delicate electronics while riding. I’m always worried about my camera gear getting damaged from the bike’s vibration, so having it on my body eliminates this worry. Admittedly though, the bag felt cumbersome and heavy when walking around with the camera in it. A smaller, lighter camera would work better in the leg bag.

Lightweight bags that strap securely to your leg for on and off the bike sw-motech legend gear strap buckles
The holster is highly adjustable for a custom fit regardless of leg length, thigh size, and hip size. We realized after we shot this picture that we should have rotated the straps around so the buckle doesn’t make contact with the bike’s tank.

Lightweight bags that strap securely to your leg for on and off the bike legend gear
With the buckle behind the thigh it’s out of sight and won’t scratch the bike’s paint.

Because the bag is not waterproof, SW-MOTECH includes a rain cover with the set. The company recommends treating the cotton fabric surface with a wax waterproofing product (like Otter Wax) at regular intervals in order to protect the natural fibers. If you choose to do this, your items will be able to withstand a light rain without having to pull over and don the rain cover.

Lightweight bags that strap securely to your leg for on and off the bike sw-motech legend gear
With the SW-MOTECH leg bag set, Gosia can hop off the bike and she’ll still have all her important personal items with her.

For more information go to SW-MOTECH.US.

Related Articles
Motorcycle Riding Purses/Backpack Reviews


Reader Comments




Your thoughts on this article

Your Name
Email (kept private)
City
Country
v
State/Province
v
Comments
Image(s)
Allowed File Extensions:
.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp, .png


Anti-Spam Question:
Please enter the words you see in the box, in order and separated by a space. Doing so helps prevent automated programs from abusing this service.
Submit
Clear